We’ve been exceptionally busy building the workshop over the past few weeks, so much so that we didn’t post our usual video post last Friday BUT we’ve remembered this week, so enjoy, there’re some really special videos here…
Documentary in production. Singing Cobbler is a story about a shoemaker from North of England who tries to break into the Italian shoe market in Milan.
On his journey, he talks about his boxing, singing and dancing careers and meets people from different chapters of his life, including those of Ricky Hatton, Billy Graham, Richard Hawlley, Jessie Jackson, Frank Warren, Jazzcoteque dance group, and many others.. Predicted completion for December 2011. Music score from the fantastic Mr Alex Baranowski!!
ITV’s 2012 Tour De France Advert: Featuring Youth by Daughter
A short film created using bicycle parts.
Created by Stephen Meierding
Opening Title Design: Mark Mccormick
Camera Assistants: Shelly Rangsiyakl, Johnny Huttenberger, Jesalee Go
This is a brief behind the scenes look into the now famous SPY ToC cycling commercial featuring Matthew Busche and Mike Montgomery.
We popped this in for Brian…
The Tourist Trophy is the greatest motorcycle road race in the world, the ultimate challenge for rider and machine. It has always called for a commitment far beyond any other racing event, and many have made the ultimate sacrifice in their quest for victory. A story about freedom of choice, the strength of human spirit and the will to win. It’s also an examination of what motivates those rare few, this elite band of brothers who risk everything to win. The vision of top commercials director Richard de Aragues, this promises to be one of the most thrilling films of 2011.
We’ve saved the best until last…
“I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent; curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism, have brought me to my ideas.” – Albert Einstein
In early February 2012 Humans Invent visited the ‘Flying Scotsman’ Graeme Obree at his home in Saltcoats, Scotland. The 46-year old maverick was embarking on hand-building a bicycle in his kitchen capable of breaking the human powered land speed record this September in America. A man with a history of being marginalised for his innovation, Obree had returned to once again challenge conventional engineering and bike design by using his unique investigative mind to create a blueprint for a hand-built bicycle that could reach speeds up to 100 mph.
Humans Invent returned to Obree’s flat in May to see what progress had been made and how his restless inquisitiveness and curious nature had impacted the design and build process. Still working from his kitchen table, with bags of nuts and bolts, dust filling up his flat and still with a solitary jar of coffee as his fellow engineer, Obree has finished the main frame of the bike and is a matter of weeks away from officially unveiling the design of the bike.
Read the article in full here – humansinvent.com/#!/7239/graeme-obree-hand-building-the-world%e2%80%99s-fastest-bicycle/
Or watch our first film with Graeme Obree – Return of the Flying Scotsman: Graeme Obree – humansinvent.com/#!/6131/return-of-the-flying-scotsman-inside-graeme-obree/
And for more information go to obree.com and humansinvent.com.